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2013 SOCY/ANTH and URST Honors Reception

Posted by: Melissa Page | April 16, 2013 | No Comment |

The 2013 Honors Reception recognizing outstanding acheivement for Sociology, Anthropology and Urban Studies students was held on Thursday, April 11 at the Blacklock House.  The list of recipients and a few photos are below.  All photos of the event are available on the Department’s Flickr page.  Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars:  The School of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars Award—also known as the HSS Scholars Award—honors graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves by amassing an impressive body of work during their undergraduate careers. The two top students in each of the majors taught within HSS are recognized for their academic achievements as HSS Scholars. In addition to being recognized today, all students selected as HSS Scholars will be recognized at a separate ceremony on Friday, May 10th where they will receive a certificate and special gift.

Sociology
Andrew Kirk Gradison
Mary Hood Paulson

Anthropology
Catherine Marshall
Heather Nicole Habecker

Urban Studies
Sarah Somes
Bennett JonesDepartmental Honors

Departmental Honors:  Departmental Honors acknowledges students with “a GPA in the major of at least 3.5” who have completed at least 12 hours of “exceptionally fine work” in any combination of Independent Study, Internship, Tutorial or Bachelor’s Essay. Students receiving Departmental Honors will be recognized at graduation when their name is called to walk across the stage.

Sociology
Mary Hood Paulson

Anthropology
Lauren Bader
Zachary Schriner Huey

Outstanding Students:  The Outstanding Students in Sociology, Anthropology and Urban Studies were selected by their faculty for their outstanding academic achievement in their courses and for making a positive intellectual contribution to the classroom.
Outstanding Students

Sociology
Caroline W. Shaw
Kristina Marie Tavilla
Jennifer Lynn Lewis

Anthropology
Kaitlin Rosenblum
Grace Elizabeth Kennedy
Kelly Couch

Urban Studies
Kenneth Good

Transfer Student Academic Achievement Award:  Each year, the College of Charleston recognizes one transfer student from each Department who demonstrates exemplary academic achievement.  This year’s receipient is Heather Nicole Habecker.

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society:  Sociology students with a minimum GPA of 3.4 in sociology courses, an overall GPA of 3.3, at least junior standing, and at least 15 hours in Sociology at the College of Charleston are invited to join Alpha Kappa Delta.

Joshua BurrillAKD_Cording
Lindsay Leigh Flight
Samantha A. Hynd
Kyle Thomas Jackson
Claire Pariano
Rebecca Faith Warthen
Courtney Reback Williams
Anna Nicole Wright

Center for Creative Retirement Gerontology Award:  The College of Charleston has an affiliation with the Center for Creative Retirement (CCR), a group of local seniors – some retired, some about to retire – for whom education is a life-long adventure to be shared with enthusiastic and often new friends.   The Center for Creative Retirement Gerontology Award was established in 2005 to encourage undergraduate students to study gerontology.   This year’s recipient is Lauren Deasy.

Gerontology Internship Award:  Kate Tebben Pomplun graduated from the college in 2005 with a degree in Sociology and was the 2005 recipient of the Center for Creative Retirement Gerontology Award.  She later went on to complete her Masters in Social Work degree at USC.   She works locally as a geriatric care manager.    Kate was very grateful for the support provided by the Center for Creative Retirement Award and she hoped that she would one day be able to help someone in the same way.  And, she did. In 2011, she established the Gerontology Internship Award and we are grateful for her financial support.  This year’s recipients are Kate Barry and Brittany Pennington.

Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society:  Anthropology students who have completed at least 12 hours of Anthropology courses, have at least a 3.4 GPA in Anthropology courses and at least a 3.0 GPA overall are invited to join Lambda Alpha.

Olivia Leigh Adams
Zak Henry Bartholomew
Caitlin Renee Bennett
Lauren Danielle BramiLambda Alpha
Ashley Nicole Cafasso
Megan Leigh Cain
Holly C. Cruse
William John Duggan III
Craig W. Garrison
Jane Latimer Goodwin
Heather Nicole Habecker
Allison Francis Hemhauser
Allene Dorothy Hope
Zachary Schriner Huey
Grace Elizabeth Kennedy
Mary Cathryn McAlpine
David Jurgen Medley
Caroline Ashley Weber

Catherine Wood Parker Memorial Award:  The Catherine Wood Parker Memorial Award, created through the generosity of Mrs. William Heidenreich to honor her mother, is a reflection of Mrs. Parker’s lifelong interest in travel, history, anthropology, and archaeology. The award is given to a College of Charleston student who is a declared Anthropology major, with preference given to students engaged in fieldwork, particularly students traveling to participate in an anthropological field school or study abroad course.  This year’s recipients are:

Sarah Elgradawy:  Sarah will be attending the PIARA (Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológico Regional Ancash) Archaeological Field School at Hualcayan in Peru.

Caitlin Stone:  Caitlin will be attending the Field School Pozzeveri in Medieval Arcaheology and Bioarchaeology in Italy.  She will be traveling to the Italian community of Altopascio in the Province of Lucca in the Tuscany region, with the excavation taking place at the Badia Pozzeveri (a church for St. Peter that was founded in the 11th century).

Jon Morter Memorial Award:  The Jon Morter Memorial Award in Anthropology/Archaeology was created to honor the memory of Jon Morter, a prehistoric archaeologist who taught at the College of Charleston in 1996-1997. The award is given to a College of Charleston student who is a declared Anthropology major, with preference given to students who pursue archaeological field study.  This year’s recpient is:

Steven Paschal:  Steven will be attending the Southeastern Archaeological Field School here in Charleston which is a joint collaboration between our Department and the Charleston Museum.

Anthropology Fieldwork Award:  The Anthropology Fieldwork Award is made possible by generous anonymous donations to the Department on behalf of an Anthropology alum. The Fieldwork Work award is given to a College of Charleston student who is a declared Anthropology major and who will engage in anthropological fieldwork.  This year’s recipients are:

Autumn Baker:  Autumn will be attending an archaeological field school in Bradesti, Central Transylvania, Romania.  The program is a 5 week funerary excavation program studying the village’s medieval church and adjacent cemetery.

Craig Garrison:  Craig will be attending the Southeastern Archaeological Field School here in Charleston with the College and the Charleston Museum.

Allison Hemhauser:  Allison will be attending the NCSU 5 week ethnographic field school in Thailand.

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